Chinese frigates dock at Yangon 

China’s Navy is hoping to extend its links with Myanmar. Source: Wikimedia   Two naval vessels from China have arrived in Yangon for a five-day visit...

Buddhist chiefs to scrap radical group

Burgundy-clad Buddhists are ubiquitous in Myanmar. Source: Asean Economist Myanmar’s state-run Buddhist authority has agreed to disband the controversial nationalist activist group, the Association for...

Myanmar delays Reuters verdict

A judge in Myanmar has delayed a verdict that had been expected today (Monday) against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents. The...

Facebook bans Burmese generals 

Facebook says it is banning the most powerful figure in Myanmar, commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing, and 17 other accounts to prevent the spread of...

Rohingya ‘whitewash’ report slammed 

Human rights groups have condemned an internal investigation by Myanmar’s military into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and demanding that...

Microsoft enters murky Myanmar market

Microsoft has stepped into the precarious business world of supposedly democratic Myanmar by signing a deal with a conglomerate whose founder has long battled...

Rakhine port’s delays continue

The future of a major Chinese-backed economic zone in troubled Rakhine State remains in the balance amid repeated delays. In 2015, Myanmar signed a deal...

Suu Kyi to skip Asean summit 

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will skip this weekend’s Asean summit in Singapore and President Win Myint, who was sworn in last...

Suu Kyi calls for ‘culture of peace’

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has again disappointed the international community by calling for "a culture of peace" to end the conflict...

Icon to pariah in 2 years 

The United States has for the first time called Myanmar's attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State "ethnic cleansing", saying targeted sanctions against those...

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